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On The Scenic Medway
The Kentish Lady River Boat is synonymous with Maidstone and is one of Kent’s premier excursion providers, between Spring and Autumn we provide unique experiences of the Non Tidal Upper River Medway, including 1hr trips at weekends and selected school holidays, 3hr lunch/supper cruises for groups and individuals during the week, plus a truly unique and exclusive visit to the magnificent Allington Castle. Private charter of the Kentish Lady is also available for special occasions such as Wedding Receptions and social functions. The Kentish Lady operates from our riverside refreshment's and ice cream kiosk at the rear of the Archbishops Palace, in addition we are now operating 6 & 8 seater boats for Self-Drive Hire.
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Self Drive Hire Boats

Operating 7 days a week (subject to weather and river conditions), following a safety briefing and boat handling lesson from one of our skippers you can take to the river on your own in one of our authentic day boats.

With a travel area running between Allington Lock and Teston Lock you can cruise through the beautiful Kent countryside and get in touch with nature and wildlife.
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The Kentish Lady is a beautifully kept 60ft steel hull, twin engine catamaran with large windows down each side, the vessel has bow and stern open decks, 2 toilets, excellent wheelchair access and an onboard licensed bar. The family run Kentish Lady is a wonderful way for groups and individuals alike to experience the beautiful River Medway, our friendly staff add to the whole experience and the Kentish Lady is also a totally unique option for Private Charter.

1 Hour Trips

Return trips between Maidstone & Allington Lock (Weekends & Selected School Holidays)
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Boat Trips in Kent aboard the Kentish Lady

3 Hour Cruises

Lunch & Supper Cruises (Weekdays) Between Maidstone & Teston.
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Allington Castle Cruise

A unique and exclusive tour of Allington Castle's beautiful Gardens, Courtyards, and its impressive Great Hall.
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Take a trip on the Kentish Lady to Allington Castle
Private Charter on the Kentish Lady

Private Charter

Hire the Kentish Lady, a wonderfully unique experience for your special occasion. Bespoke Packages Available.
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Wedding Receptions

3hr or 4hr Hire - A totally unique and beautiful experience for your special day - Bespoke Packages Available.
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Wedding Receptions on The Kentish Lady

Self Drive Boat Hire

Take to the river on your own (Non tidal Upper Medway)
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^Based on a 1 hour trip gift voucher for 1 adult and 1 child.
Registered Address - Hire Cruisers Limited, 89 King Street King Street, Maidstone, England, ME14 1BG | Reg No 04807330
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